The Weyburn Beavers came out strong Sunday night as they entertained the Moose Jaw Miller Express at Tom Laing Park. They had built up a 6-2 lead by the eighth inning. Then, the Moose Jaw bats came alive, and the visitors rallied to score ten runs over the game's final three innings, picking up a 12-8 victory in 10 innings.
Weyburn’s starting pitcher, Jared Eifler, would go seven innings on the mound, giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out four and walking one. Mason Chamberlain would then come on for the eighth inning, and he allowed two runs on three hits.
The ninth inning was pitched by Matthew Armendariz, who allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits, putting Moose Jaw in the lead in the top of the ninth. Then, Jon Nicholson would give up five runs on four hits in the 10th inning, giving Moose Jaw the lead they would hold on to for the rest of the game.
Weyburn had actually started things out strong at the plate in the third inning. It began when Cole McGregor, in his first at-bat as a Beaver, put the first pitch he saw over the fence in right field. This was followed up with an RBI double by Travis Moore and a run scored on a passed ball.
The Beavers would score two more runs in the fifth inning thanks to two walks with the bases loaded, and another run scored in the sixth inning when an error by the shortstop allowed Will Baker to cross the plate.
When Moose Jaw had taken the lead in the ninth inning, Weyburn rallied in the bottom of the inning as Blaine French hit into a fielder’s choice that allowed the game-tying run to cross the plate.
The Beavers will look to bounce back from the loss Sunday night on Tuesday when they host the Swift Current 57s for a double-header at Tom Laing Park. The first game starts at 6:05 p.m.